World Wide Technology Raceway Weather - Illinois, IL NHRA RaceWeather

Friday, September 29


Low  62°F

High 88°F

SE 5 mph

Saturday, September 30


Low  64°F

High 89°F

ESE 5 mph

Sunday, October 1


Low 64°F

High 87°F

ESE 5 mph

Illinois, US
1:08 pm, May 23
L: 75° H: 81°
Feels like 79.14 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:35 am
Sunset: 8:12 pm
Humidity 42 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 2 m/s

Forecast Discussion & Updates

NHRA – WWT Raceway – Madison, IL

Fri Sep 29 – Sunny. High around 88°F. Low around 62°F. Winds SE 5 mph.


Sat Sep 30 – Sunny. High around 89°F. Low around 64°F. Winds ESE 5 mph.


Sun Oct 1 – Sunny. High around 87°F. Low around 64°F. Winds ESE 5 mph.


Updated: 9/27/23 11:00 AM EDT




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World Wide Technology Raceway (formerly Gateway International Raceway and Gateway Motorsports Park) is a motorsport racing facility in Madison, Illinois, just east of St. Louis, Missouri, United States, close to the Gateway Arch. It features a 1.250 mi (2.012 km) oval that hosts the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, a 2.000-mile (3.219 km) infield road course used by SpeedTour TransAm, SCCA, and Porsche Club of America, a quarter-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip that hosts the annual NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Midwest Nationals event, and the Kartplex, a state-of-the-art karting facility.
The first major event held at the facility was the CART Series on Saturday May 24, 1997, the day before the Indy Racing League’s Indianapolis 500. Rather than scheduling a race directly opposite the Indy 500 (as they had done in 1996 with the U.S. 500), CART scheduled Gateway the day before to serve as their Memorial Day weekend open-wheel alternative without direct conflict. For 2000, the race was moved to the fall. In 2001, it was dropped from the CART series schedule, and switched alliances to the Indy Racing League. After mediocre attendance, the event was dropped altogether after 2003. It was later re-added to the schedule for 2017.
In 1998, the then named Gateway International Raceway was purchased by Dover Motorsports, a group that also owned what now is Memphis International Raceway, along with the Nashville Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway. On November 3, 2010, Dover Motorsports closed the facility. On September 8, 2011, the facility was re-opened by local St. Louis real estate developer and former Indy Lights driver Curtis Francois and renamed Gateway Motorsports Park, saving the facility days before being scrapped. Under its new leadership, World Wide Technology Raceway went from the brink of demolition to one of the very few tracks in the United States to host the NASCAR Cup Series, NTT IndyCar Series, and NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series all during the same year. The track also hosts Formula Drift, the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the Confluence Festival.

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